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5 Speeches We'd Like to Hear at the Oscars This Year

By / Published on Monday, 22 Feb 2016 12:45 PM / No Comments / 129 views

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Last year’s Big Moment during the Academy Awards was when winner Patricia Arquette said, to a standing ovation: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation…it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all.” We agree! So what issues need to be discussed this year? Insiders tell Glamour what they’re praying someone talks about up at the mic.

Best adapted screenplay nominee Emma Donoghue, Room: “Ageism and roles for women. Women in their thirties are being told they’re too old for a role or to play opposite a man in his fifties. There is a disgusting tendency to expect women to be perpetually 25.”

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation: “Someone should talk about how diversity in Hollywood is a complete failure. It’s as if we’re living in a different era! Minorities and their voices and their stories are essential for the vitality of cinema in the future.”

Best actress nominee Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn: “I’m always most struck by speeches that are honest and authentic. It’s lovely when actors keep it simple: They thank their director, they say they’re lucky to be there, and that they love to act.”

Actress Lily Tomlin, Grandma: “I’d stick with how older people are represented. Grandma brings the issues of ageism and sexism to the forefront—it shows older women are very sharp, youthful, and sexually active. We need to crash the stereotype of an older person.”

Best original screenplay nominee Josh Singer, Spotlight: “[I’d talk about] how important local journalism is. It’s not always exciting, but who’s holding people accountable? Journalists. Watergate started with two local reporters. These are conversations we need to have.”

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